Posts Tagged ‘Blinded Veterans Association’

Blind veterans find strength leaning on each other

By Christine McFadden © The Portland Tribune, Oregon — U.S. soldiers blinded in battle or by disease are adjusting to life’s challenges by leaning on each other. That’s one of the things they discovered during a five-day convention of blinded veterans last month in Portland…. READ STORY

For a day, blind veterans take to the river

By Julie Sullivan © The Oregonian — The kayaks and rafts slip into the Willamette River mid-morning. With white canes folded at their feet, and guide dogs holding steady, the paddlers dig deep. The Blinded Veterans Association is punctuating its national convention in Portland this week with the water and climbing sports that make the Pacific Northwest famous…. READ STORY

Model organization for the blind to meet

By Lynn Rogers-Lent © — It isn’t often that Chicagoans have a reason to be jealous of other cities, but next week we envy Portland, Oregon. Portland has the honor of welcoming one of the country’s premier support organizations, the Blinded Veterans Association in their national convention from Tuesday, August 18 through Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the Doubletree Hotel and Convention Center…. READ STORY